Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: SE Ohio, formerly SE Alaska
When I used a Winchester 88 it was the four in the magazine with an extra magazine in my pack. With the Handi-Rifle it was five on my belt. Now that I'm in Ohio, it's my powder horn with attached measure at my side, with a belt pouch containing 6 patched ball in a loading block, cleaning accouterments, extra patches and a spare flint or two. I don't recollect ever running out of ammo.
I felt very naked when a black bear was walking up on me and I put a round out of the .30-06 Handi between his paws at about 15 yards....
I did get reloaded and the bear did eventually turn around and run after looking at the ground, then me, then the ground again, but the adrenaline was flowing!
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